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    Posted on Feb 13, 2013

    Awesome Bootleg Movie Posters From 8 Countries

    These hand-painted posters take great liberties with their Hollywood originals.

    In places with few affordable printers or legal rights to screen Hollywood flicks, theaters still rely on local artists to create their own home-grown movie promo. In India, lithographers like Ramachandraiah have made a living from their craft for decades. In rural Ghana, mobile cinemas (small screens mounted on vans) rely on local oil painters to announce their arrival. In any case, these artists take significant creative liberties, sometimes depicting scenes that don't even happen in the movies.

    From India:

    Via asiaobscura.com

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    Via asiaobscura.com

    Tintin without Tintin?

    Via asiaobscura.com

    My Neighbor Totoro

    Spiderman

    From Pakistan

    Via pakistani.tumblr.com

    Death Race, a 2008 remake of a 1975 film with Paul Anderson.

    From Taiwan:

    Via daman.cool3c.com

    Cars | Final Destination 5 | Rise of the Planet of the Apes | 翻滾吧!阿信

    Via Flickr: leonardchien

    Shutter Island

    Via stacysun.pixnet.net

    Inception | Narnia | Despicable Me | Love & Other Drugs

    Via heresjonny.com

    Fantastic 4 | Pirates of the Caribbean 3 | Spiderman 3

    From Syria:

    From Russia:

    Via adme.ru

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    This artist completely cut out Hermione from the scene.

    Via adme.ru

    In Russia, Shrek 2 is an existential horror movie.

    Via adme.ru

    Freaky Friday | Scooby-Doo

    On the left is supposed to be Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis.

    Via adme.ru

    Bruce Almighty

    From Thailand:

    Via asiaobscura.com

    Jackie Chan's Dragons Forever (1988)

    Via asiaobscura.com

    Tim Curry's Times Square (1980). A complete reinvention fo the original poster.

    Via asiaobscura.com

    David Cronenberg's Rabid (1977). Again, it looks nothing like the original promo.

    From Latvia:

    Via liveforfilms.com

    Tom Ford's A Single Man, the movie adaption of Christopher Isherwood's classic novel.

    From Ghana:

    Via buzzfeed.com

    Terminator | Elektra

    Yes, that's supposed to be Jennifer Garner on the right.

    Via buzzfeed.com

    Enter the Dragon | Mission Impossible

    And that's Tom Cruise on the right.

    Via buzzfeed.com

    Species 3 | Anaconda 3

    Nothing about the made-for-TV Anaconda 3 suggests that pythons can spit fire beams.

    And whatever's going on at this Indian movie theater:

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